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  1. Very well put Trevor.

    Very well put Trevor.
  2. Merlin pistons are a tad hard to find for raw...

    Merlin pistons are a tad hard to find for raw material these days.
  3. The trailing arm was a very rare alloy, pretty...

    The trailing arm was a very rare alloy, pretty much unobtanium now. As told to me by the Healey family it was "pistominium"
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    Shenstone District Car Club custodians of...

    Shenstone District Car Club custodians of Curborough is alive and well with classes for just about everything. One of the most popular is unmodified up to 1400cc. Car of choice is MG ZR. The club...
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    Satellite is back running again. Norm Holloway...

    Satellite is back running again. Norm Holloway had it for a while. I believe it had an Ariel Square 4 when first built (may be totally wrong on that).
  6. I'll have the TVR!

    I'll have the TVR!
  7. Richard Brocklehurst runs Quality Transport...

    Richard Brocklehurst runs Quality Transport Equipment in Auckland, qtenzl@xtra.co.nz
  8. Michelin told me their production capability...

    Michelin told me their production capability world wide could do every inflatable tyre in NZ in around 14 minutes when I was importing some specific ones in the 1990s. No wonder we had to wait on...
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    At the same time Bicester is expanding even more...

    At the same time Bicester is expanding even more to do something very similar!
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    Yellow #64, post 2877, is the superb restoration,...

    Yellow #64, post 2877, is the superb restoration, by Louis McNair of the outboard powered Spider, originally built (and crashed) as a single seater.
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    The "red car" was a very pretty, and very...

    The "red car" was a very pretty, and very effective piece of kit. First impressions were that it was at least as good as any "factory" car.
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    The Corolla which Trevor built wound up being a...

    The Corolla which Trevor built wound up being a Modified Sportsman driven by Dave Bray at (mainly ) Waikaraka, nder #5. (I crewed for him) It later went to Dirt track at Meremere and Waiuku. When...
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    Niki Lauda passed away

    Reports saying that the strongest spirit of determination and courage has left us.
    RIP
  14. From things I have found it would not appear in...

    From things I have found it would not appear in the 1st or 3rd on post 736 because it is further back along the track, but not as far as the long grid back row in post 731, perhaps extra pit...
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    Leadfoot, if you need a hand on the rally I am...

    Leadfoot, if you need a hand on the rally I am very close (Tamworth)
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    A quote from Jim "Flat out on the back straight...

    A quote from Jim "Flat out on the back straight at Puke, it fires every alternate lampost", I never realised there were lamposts down there!
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    Is that why Murray can charge so much? He is a...

    Is that why Murray can charge so much? He is a wizard with the Webers though.The book was written for Poms!I have copies of both the basic and next more complex, anybody need them?
  18. Minor comment re the 'glass bodies. Jarvie was...

    Minor comment re the 'glass bodies. Jarvie was not before the de Joux became available. They were produced concurrently, although maybe AMW (de Joux) was in more demand and as Ferris had a full time...
  19. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Those pics Nigel are from Richard's restoration....

    Those pics Nigel are from Richard's restoration. You can see, amongst other things, the correct Oleo struts for the rear suspension, he searched the world for those to get it accurate. Below is what...
  20. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    It's a real shame that the article as published...

    It's a real shame that the article as published does get it totally wrong in who rebuilt the car to what it is now. That was undertaken by Richard Anderson, not Mike Courtney. Mike rescued remains...
  21. Wow! (Nothing else to say)

    Wow! (Nothing else to say)
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    Tiga driver also in the Lotus 11.

    Tiga driver also in the Lotus 11.
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    Very few of the many books I have on the shelf...

    Very few of the many books I have on the shelf are pristine, but many quite rare now.
    I have decided to cull the collection as I don't want to leave the task to those who will have to sort my mess...
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    Waiheke Island for the TT, Mangere Mountain,...

    Waiheke Island for the TT, Mangere Mountain, Hemmings Speedway, Forest Lake (Hamilton)shall we add in Western Springs?
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    Matamata missed off the street circuits too....

    Matamata missed off the street circuits too. Ahuriri (Napier) Paritutu (New Plymouth) Nelson Beach,
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